Heritage Open Days 11-20 September

England’s largest festival of history and culture!
Every September thousands of volunteers across England organise events to celebrate our fantastic history and culture. It’s your chance to see hidden places and try out new experiences – all of which are FREE to explore.

This year will be a mix of online and in person events and you can find out more about all of them here.  https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/.  You can search for local or digital events.

This year’s theme is Hidden Nature, highlghting the secret natural histories and stories of not just our landscapes, but also gardens, urban green spaces, farms, waterways, buildings and culture.

In-person activities will be subject to covid safety guidelines and limited numbers so you will probably need to book in advance if you plan to attend

There are also three Digital Stages each with it’s own line-up of online events for you to enjoy from home. See the links below for what’s on each stage:

  • Discovery Stage – All aboard HMS Heritage Open Days! From Britain’s lost foods to environmental archaeology, it’s your chance to learn something new about our history and culture.
  • Hidden Nature Stage – Discover the great outdoors at the click of a button! Explore the natural world with hands-on activities, virtual tours, exhibitions, talks, films and much more.
  • Family Fun Stage – Looking for some fantastic free family activities? Look no further. Get crafty, hear fascinating stories, and explore magical places – all from home!